September 29, 2011

Serendipity

Acrylic on a 16 by 20 inch canvas.

I was experimenting for arriving at a texture with plastic wrap. I did not have any specific subject in mind, the intention was to let my mind wander alongside the process of playing with paints and a plastic wrap. Then I saw these shapes .. a fine tuning with some smoothing and sharpening out the edges here and there and the mother and her baby popped out! Now I call that a happy accident! or may be was it intuitive?!

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln"

And I think it holds good in everyone's life!

29 comments:

  1. There are some lovely textures produced by this method,and what you have created out of the emerging shapes is so lovely! The quote says it all,mothers and their prayers nuture and protect us.

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  2. This is beautiful and very artistic! Wonderful the way it was created, compliments!

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  3. "Playing with paints" are the words I like most. As soon as we lose control (or part of it) we get the really great results, I know now. And not only in painting)).
    Serendipity. I could never learn this word, every time I met it dictionary was needed. So strange, as intuition is always here in my life.
    As for the gallery question, thank you so much for your reply. I feel the same. They are looking for the naive souls..
    And your painting in deep earth colors is so strong.

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  4. Absolutely Beautiful!!!
    Amazing textures,really touched my heart!

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  5. It's a great experience to have a painting lead you in the direction it wishes to go! This turned out wonderfully.

    Really love the Lincoln quote, Padmaja!

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  6. Like ink blots, plastic wrap texture, I think, become Rorschach tests that reveal our inner most thoughts and feelings. Your beautiful painting says a lot about you. Lovely!

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  7. Lovely textures! I guess you just showed that its true some paintings do paint themselves but they have to be really coaxed into existence stroke by stroke by the artist :) I love the quote about mothers and prayer!

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  8. The outcome of your effort is wonderful and the quote is very apt for the painting

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  9. You really did good to let this lead you where it would. Love it.

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  10. It's a really beautiful painting. The mothers strong profile almost seems influenced by the older Egyptian art.

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  11. Isn't it magical when something appears by accident? It's very beautiful.

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  12. Wow, that is one gorgeous happy accident. Don't you love when that happens. It's beautiful!

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  13. That is truly creative art, my friend! You are an inspiration to me! But I don't think it happened completely by accident... it was you and your talent for seeing the potential in everything around you.

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  14. Padmaja, this is just stunning! What a gorgeous blending of colors! Your experiment produced an amazing piece of art and quite honestly? I think it is truly intuitive with you. You are just plain GOOD!

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  15. Padmaja,

    Your work is beautiful. Tjhis piece in particular reminds of Gustave Klimdt's art. Love the gloden textures. I appreciate you following my blog! I'm fiollwing you now too so I have lots to look at. So glad we connected!

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  16. This painting is really very good, I wish I could have one like this.

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  17. And is that not amazing? how something just comes out of nowhere,, serendipity for sure.. hugs, Barbra Joan ~ BJ

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  18. This is so so unique, Padmaja! She looks like she's wearing a silk robe..I love the texture of it. Beautiful bold colors!! Love it!

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  19. Stunning work Padmaja! The golden texture is awesome.

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  20. The textural qualities of this are gorgeous, Padmaja - and I especially like the loving expression on the mother's face as she looks at her child! This is magnificent.

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  21. This is sooooooooooooooo gorgeous!! Gosh!! You are so super talented.. Wow!!

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  22. This is beautiful. The color is so rich and warm.

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  23. I think you did a great job with the saran wrap texture and it is so intriguing to see that you allowed the shapes to come forward. What I really like about what you found is the golden glow around the Mother's face. I also really like your reds you achieved in the background. Awesome, Padmaja!

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  24. By the way Padmaja. The interview on NDTV was all about you.I mentioned how I received a gift from you and that was the highlight of blogging for me. NDTV hindu mentioned ..a blogger received a gift!!...another lovely one painting..so congrats to you only!

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  25. Hello again! Thank you for stopping by my blog an leaving your nice comment! It was so kind.

    Looking forward to more of your posts.

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  26. Your textures worked out well, padmaja. The warm colours are very expressive of the mother's love!

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  27. Lovely, I remember my mom's prayers too. They helped make me who I am. Love this painting and what it represents.

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  28. Hi Padmaja, just checking in to say hello and see if you've posted recently. Hope all is well with you!

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  29. I like the textures in this one...great work!!

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